Another episode of that long-running ABC-TV sitcom, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". In this episode, Ozzie's plan for a fishing trip are derailed by a Barking dog which misses it's owner. Though the series was beginning to "run out of steam", this is still enjoyable, and contains original commercials.
August 22, 2013 Subject:
From Radio to Television--The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ was a successful radio program turned TV series that followed the real life Nelson family: Ozzie Nelson as Ozzie, Harriet Hilliard as Harriet, and their two sons David and Ricky as themselves. The American sitcom played every Thursday on ABC for about a half hour from October 3, 1952 to March 26, 1966 first in black and white up until it switched to color for its last two years.
The real life Ozzie and Harriet began their careers in the orchestra and began working together in radio. Both were cast on The ‘Red Skelton Show’ and accrued much radio experience on top shows from the ‘Fred Allen Show’ to ‘Suspense.’ In 1944, Red Skelton was drafted and Ozzie Nelson created his own radio sitcom about his family which was passed back and forth in the 1940s between CBS, NBC and then finally ABC in 1949 where it was soon translated to the emerging television medium.
Filmed in Selznick International Studios in Culver City and produced by Stage Five Productions and Volcano Productions, the Nelsons initially starred with Rock Hudson in the Universal-International film ‘Here Come the Nations,’ which was well received. This film debut served as a pilot for the Nelson’s TV series and proved to Ozzie Nelson that America would accept the Nelson family on TV as they had in radio.
The TV series closely portrayed the real life of the Nelson family. Occasionally included were shots of the Nelson’s actual home in California and when the boys grew up and married, their marriages were written into the script and their wives June Blair and Kristin Harmon joined the cast of the show. ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet’ was immensely popular in the early sixties; however by the mid-sixties, the show faced the danger of becoming an anachronism as its fifties-esque nuclear family was over shadowed by social change in the sixties.
In this particular episode dubbed “The Barking Dog,” Ozzie stubbornly partakes in a fishing competition with his friends and vows to catch the biggest fish of them all. When his plans to rise at 5:30 am are foiled by a sleepless night due to a neighbor’s barking dog, he falls asleep on the riverbank and returns sans fish. Tempted to pass store-bought fish as his own, he returns home and a small boy guilt-trips him into honesty. When he tries to tell his friends the truth about the fishing failure, they refuse to believe him anyway because the truth seems so unbelievable. (amk/110)
February 5, 2012 Subject:
The Barking Dog
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Season 10, episode 8.
Original air date: 16 November 1961.
Ozzie needs to go to sleep, so he can get up early in the morning to go fishing, but a barking dog is making sleep impossible.
Cast: Ozzie Nelson (Ozzie), Harriet Nelson (Harriet) , David Nelson (Dave), Ricky Nelson (Rick), Lyle Talbot (Joe Randolph), Parley Baer Darby) Mary Joe Croft (Clara Randolph), Peggy Knudsen (Mrs. Frazer), Connie Harper (Waitress), Ben Bennett (Clerk), Barry Livingston (Barry Martin), Sally Hughes (Sally) and Joe Byrne (Passerby in market: uncredited).
August 31, 2009 Subject:
Den Jag Väntat På!
As they say in one random country, "Allting har förändrat Sig", and not always for the better.
This United States TV sitcom episode is proof. I mean really, compared with what is on MTV lately, this looks like "Citizen Kane".
Which is not, of course, to say that anyone in this show has a great haircut. Some truely great haircuts WERE indeed on TV at this point, but the Nelson family didn't have 'em.
Mind you, I uploaded this, largely because I didn't want to upload a program that SHOULD be public domain but isn't due to some silly *cough* walt disney *cough* company.
But enough about Me.
Let's talk about YOU!
Anyone else notice this program regularly featured outdoor filming?
The fact of the matter is, Harriet Nelson is the best thing since sliced bread.
Mmm, now I'm hungry for sliced bread.
YAY FOR HARRIET!!
Now if you excuse me, I have an evil arrogant, and dare I say it, "stupid" businessman to defeat...